Choosing a relevant methodology can sometimes be an unassumed part of the software development cycle. But, it is one of the elements of SDLC that can get your project in progress. To understand why a methodology is a matter of concern, have a look at its consequences, when an incorrect project framework is paid heed to:
- Schedule and cost slippage
- Miscommunication within the team
- Time wastage on administrative tasks that is of no use to the project
- Reliance on technical experts to get your projects done
- Project management burnout.
Here are the methodologies used for software development by every offshore outsourcing software development company:
This practice encourages consistent iterations in development and testing. For developing a software app, it follows the following core values:
- Team interactions for tools and processes
- Giving importance to a working software than a comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Response to the change over the defined plan
Agile focuses on being flexible and consistently improving the project development. It is one of the most sought after methodologies for software development.
It is an Agile framework, especially meant to handle work in a software development cycle. It is designed for a team for 3 to 9 developers, and it makes sure that the tasks are defined to a team member and an output is produced within the timeboxed iterations which are referred to as sprints. Thus, the progress tracking is done and planned again within the 15 minute stand up known as daily scrums.
Kanban is an Agile framework which determines that there is transparency in the work and real time communication happening between the teams. The master of this very framework is the kanban board that lets the team to check the status of every task at a particular time and keep every bottle neck in the project at bay.
In this Agile approach to software development, two developers work on a single workstation. Here the one who is writing the code is deemed the driver and the other who reviews the code is deemed an observer or a navigator. Both programmers can switch their roles accordingly during the development stage.
- Extreme programming
This approach aims at improving the software quality and responsiveness as per the altering requirements of the client. As the project is evolving, developing, being tested and reviewed by the client, the feedback received is focused upon so as to make the outcome better.